Olympic Fun in the Language Classroom

Why the Olympics? Who doesn’t love the Olympics? The Olympics can bring so much fun into the language classroom. You can talk about countries, nationalities, sports, descriptions of people, clothes, weather and so much more. The Olympics are also not a topic seen in textbooks. It is something that happens in real life, in the real Read more about Olympic Fun in the Language Classroom[…]

Organizing Learning Stations

Learning Stations Learning stations are great for student engagement but they often take a lot of planning and organizing for the teacher. When I first started creating learning stations in the classroom, I quickly realized some of them can take longer to plan than a traditional lesson plan. I am here to offer some suggestions to Read more about Organizing Learning Stations[…]

Turn the Classroom Into a Board Game

Turn the Classroom Into a Board Game Is it really possible to turn the classroom into a board game? It is! I stumbled across this blog from Spanish Sundries that gave me an idea of how to turn the ASL classroom into a board game. In order to do this, you have to be willing Read more about Turn the Classroom Into a Board Game[…]

Connecting Culture Through Communication

Culture permeates every aspect of our lives. We can’t understand others without having an understanding of their culture. As a language teacher, you are already aware of this. But our students may not understand that language is an expression of culture. Students need to learn that connecting culture through communication is essential for learning a Read more about Connecting Culture Through Communication[…]

Positive Classroom Environment

Maintaining Positive Classroom Environment Getting students to use the target language is often a difficult challenge while trying to maintain a positive classroom environment. Seems like every day we teach it becomes more and more of a challenge to get students to use the target language. As teachers, we know that it is of dire importance Read more about Positive Classroom Environment[…]